Fostering children’s emotional development has become the latest trend in childhood development, and for good reason, because there are so many benefits of teaching kids to identify and manage emotions.
But what does emotional regulation really mean?
Many research studies have found that when kids are taught about their emotions at an earlier age, they are better equipped to understand and deal with their own emotions and those of others around them.
There is also a lot of evidence that verbally explaining the cause and consequences of emotions to young kids has had an impact on their behavior.
Help Kids Recognize Their Emotions.
Identifying emotions is the first step in developing emotional intelligence. There are a lot of fun ways to teach kids about emotions.
Identify The Factors Underlying Difficult Emotions.
Understanding why situations make your child feel certain ways makes it easier for them to deal with their emotions in the future.
Provide Kids With The Tools To Deal With Those Emotions.
Knowing how to deal with emotions is the key. Take it one day at a time.
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